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Wellington and Auckland to host 2019 Test match

5 days ago by New Zealand Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has today announced Wellington’s Westpac Stadium will host South Africa, on 27 July 2019, in a condensed (due to Rugby World Cup) Investec Rugby Championship in 2019, while...

Wednesday Morning Round Up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Conor Murray could face the All Blacks   Ireland have not ruled out the possibility of star scrumhalf Conor Murray featuring in the upcoming November Tests.     The...

Introducing New Zealand's Super Rugby class of 2019

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thirty three new faces feature among the 190 professional players contracted by New Zealand’s five Investec Super Rugby clubs for the 2019 season.    The Blues, Chiefs, Wellington, Crusaders...

Six new faces in Hurricanes 2019 Super Rugby squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have opted for continuity with the selection of the 2019 squad for the Super Rugby season.   There are just six new faces in new head coach John Plumtree’s 38-man squad, with dynamic...

World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year nominees announced

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three countries are represented in the nominees for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year 2018 award.     The nominees for this prestigious award, now in its fourth year, are South...

Wednesday Morning Round Up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lozowski banned for 2 weeks   Alex Lozowksi has been banned for 2 weeks and will only be available from November 5, missing the Test Match against South Africa.   Lozowksi was...

Mapoe to join Springbok squad in Stellenbosch

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Lionel Mapoe will join the Springbok training on Wednesday in Stellenbosch as injury cover for Lukhanyo Am, who is unlikely to be fit for the first two Tests of the Outgoing Tour.   Am sustained...

Former England back rower Thomas Waldrom retires

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England forward Thomas Waldrom has called time on his playing career at the age of 35.   Born in New Zealand, Waldrom won five caps for England between 2012 and 2013, and he was the Premiership's...

SEMIFINAL HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland v Wellington - 2018

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Auckland are into the Premiership final with what turned out to be a comfortable win. They have been a masterclass team this season and it showed today. Fantastic on attack and tough on defense....

Can Canterbury be stopped?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Mitre 10 Cup Premiership title has been based in Canterbury for the past three years and without a home semi-final this year, it is the perfect opportunity for another Province to getting their...